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His former senator.
Arlen Specter a Pennsylvania life among the cannibals.
Is the new book fevered if -- it's your third movement.
Four books and cannibals -- your fellow I certainly -- actually -- the civil enjoy your fourth book idea.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You served -- -- animals or me.
People with whom are served we're devour the senators you have.
-- most of our involvement of the new talk have a -- -- -- concern over in the area.
-- of our Joseph Lieberman could with a democratic primary.
Yeah there are a lot of answers about Olympia -- now in Maine who is it is driven out of -- of the senate -- Mike Castle.
In Delaware G -- -- camels in the parables and -- senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska she came back from fools of relief for wants.
An answer for the future and they do the cannibals eat -- Arlen Specter assured that in addition to reiterate that it.
Gloria I want to get even -- that with this book is -- is this evening this could talk tough -- America -- in.
This book is about what goes on behind the scenes in Washington.
And I know because I was their thirty year of human I was in both -- democratic.
Senate caucus on the Republican.
Opponent so -- don't Wear of the bodies are bird.
And I believe we have a dysfunctional government because -- -- -- And the cannibals are destroying the system.
-- -- have a good idea as to how to get us back on track and that's why -- wrote this book.
And I think -- America awakens.
To what's happening in Washington.
Goes out to vote we could get back on track list -- about that than how do we get back on track what has to happen theaters where we need today will be.
Hello T can be found in the situation with Alaska senator -- from -- house.
Accountable the Tea Party -- of the man went out to defeat -- they beer at the primer.
She -- decided to wage a write in campaign.
Although it's unprecedented in American history.
And she did and she -- With a name like Murkowski and what you have and I wrong or why instead of an -- you can beat this -- actually get through out a lot of ballots but Lisa Murkowski proved.
That if you awaken the public.
If you motivate them.
Get them involved you can beat the cannibals.
And perhaps that's the -- sure.
Which -- development substantial length during the course of several hundred pages in my book.
What could you have done differently than in retrospect to have beaten the cannibals and you've kept yourself an office.
Our -- in in retrospect.
I think I made the correct decisions at the time but they didn't work now.
I -- I've been able to motivate more people to come out in the election.
If it wasn't just a small percent -- the fringe who who control the elections are would've done better.
The the decision to vote for the stimulus was a very gut wrenching decision -- went -- I was determined.
To avoid having the country fall into another depression I was -- trials during the depression of the thirties.
Family did what she told moved to Philadelphia to live with my father sister that's what families -- move in together.
Now -- -- cast the decisive vote soon along with senator Snowe and senator Collins.
I knew I was taking my political life in my hands and in retrospect I think it was -- cost him -- yeah but I didn't go to Washington to preserve -- if you had to do all over again would you cast that -- now.
You wouldn't even knowing he would then lose.
Well because of -- -- I believe as a matter of principle I took a lot of risky votes from the Sarah -- infuriated the Republican Party when I voted.
Against -- -- for the Supreme Court my five when I voted against William -- for Reynolds.
-- I -- -- on funding for the national institutes of health and having billions of dollars.
Lot of people raised hell with me but it was the right thing to do is it true that Rick Santorum called -- and points -- if you cast this vote this way you can have a primary challenge and you're likely to lose the election.
That's where he says that question Everett I think you're right I think the risks are enormous.
But I'm -- the most Anbar.
And say this country into a depression I'm just not going to do it.
One of the things you said -- going around talking about your book is that.
Rick Santorum is claiming and -- addresses that -- that -- he offered you offered to support him in return for claiming he would then.
Support George W Bush's.
Nominees of the Supreme Court and you could make a deal like that knowing ahead of time not knowing hit -- with a nominee would you never makes it to -- Never made any such deal.
-- wouldn't what they did it wouldn't commit myself in advance do you.
Somebody who I didn't know Martin -- reputations too strong to the contrary why this.
It was politically expedient.
Romney attacked Santorum.
For supporting me and I cast a key vote for.
The affordable health care -- -- form of attack Romney for being the author of the mandating health care and so.
Robby came back with the attack on Santorum showing that he was responsible for electing -- and podcasts a key vote to.
Santorum -- politically expedient to.
-- -- that I need to deal with him you know it will be the first would be the first foreign someone -- something that was false for that political -- Well thank you talk about in the book in in this book and senator Arlen Specter's our guests like among the cannibals -- his new book.
How people disappoint you politically certainly Rick Santorum must have during this election cycle but you go to a book about Harry Reid.
And promises that you were made and they look really the issue of security that was somehow denied he would you made that switch with the.
I say in the book the fact that Harry -- double crossed me.
-- I agreed to join the Democratic Party was on the express understanding.
From my seniority would be as if I had been elected.
As a Democrat.
Men -- -- that didn't happen if was a very significant factor perhaps dislodged it from mark Walsh from the primary.
What what you really have -- all for a large measure to the electorate his seniority to help the state.
And when you have thirty years of seniority I was the chairman of the judiciary chairman of the veterans -- and the chairman of intelligence.
-- chairman of the subcommittee on labor health human services and education.
When you lose to you lose -- talking power he would never made that switch had you know -- -- -- not.
Well I would not have done that.
No I would not have done that because -- -- would've taken my lunch and taken my chances otherwise did you ever have a chance to look at them.
I had a hard time talking to him after a double crossed my -- You never -- a an explanation for he has a great way of punching his shoulders and hands.
Another person -- seem to have disappointed -- President Obama.
The congratulated you when you made the switch of the Democratic Party -- didn't come and campaign for usual want him to.
That that is true.
All I've been urged incumbent Democrat for a long time bar Joseph Biden in my room to train with for thirty years of mark.
Governor Rendell who are gave.
First job to when he graduated from wall schools -- -- to be able house near Philadelphia.
And the president we're supposed to support me and I mean.
Didn't that's going to be incredibly hurtful and I am disappointed did you feel he was making -- correct political calculus for himself.
No I thought I thought he was making all of his own terms -- calculus.
I thought I think that know when mark.
What the polls show me to create a precarious position.
I think that's the President Obama lost more block not being loyal consumers what I have done on the stimulus at home affordable health care Cashman.
The decisive move peace in the book that are really just didn't want to trifecta of losses having.
Endorse candidates who are you -- well when he didn't didn't want to support me what he thought I was not gonna win.
But I think people regard that as as a favorable parked on the part of politicians.
To lose a little political scared.
Two world reciprocate with someone who's been very supportive -- -- does that make you have a great loss of respect for the president.
Are -- prefer.
Not to really really deal with.
A personal bomb on a personal level.
I maintain my respect for the presidency.
I'm prepared to move more.
Arlen -- are against you saying it is if people would express their honest opinions direct quote -- a very different place meaning of course the senate.
I'd love to know what some of if those walls could talk what people really think -- they don't tell you well.
-- deal with it and -- When when I made my speech will soon Florsheim I was gonna support the stimulus package it was up four.
In the Republican called so walk back and -- Cloak room on the first console was Bob the -- -- arm problems via.
That we're gonna vote with them at all no no -- could -- that mark -- your primary.
Now our quote Bob because that's what he says the I know that a lot of my colleagues felt the same way but they weren't for the -- of political religious statement.
No but if it didn't see that's that's that's the way.
If you vote your -- there's a lot of wisdom.
In the senate both of Democrats and Republicans but they fumbled the party line are believed that John Kennedy was right when he said sometimes party asks too much.
Noted that if they speak their mind she would be a very different place.
-- you're doing your district attorney we not a Democrat who then became Republican.
Then went back the democratic party of course -- recently.
I want sort of Democrat when I was elected to the internal Republican ticket curious situation -- Just a symbol full of our ground monitor the mark politics for more farmers.
And -- -- Franklin D.
Roosevelt -- -- And I want to do it cases as an assistant to the and one of the run from the in the party balls that's Philadelphia hands.
Sadly we were in the minority on Tom -- and all -- reverse.
District attorney want -- corruption the Democratic Party.
And the Republicans came to me -- -- -- election for a long time since Ronald -- No strings attached emotional well.
Want them changing my registration if you go -- -- Ronald Arctic.
Then I won a big upset victory.
And later I became a Republican because on.
One of them try to bring back for two important system Philadelphia Philadelphia needs that two party system like you -- like Chicago -- it's.
And I felt comfortable as a Republican.
I handle it from three -- -- primary to win a Republican primary finally they dislike my opponent more -- -- After that as they get him and I honestly I was elected them afterwards -- -- every county every year.
Maintain constituent service -- voted as an independent literally.
My war was with the Democrats once thought they were -- with Republicans -- SpinRite and met with at a party.
Did you learn that if -- well.
I am glad to be -- -- -- like -- senator Arlen Specter of our work.
But I like being so original instructor and I'm -- that this presidential campaign you ask me about President Obama -- -- my feelings toward him.
Are prepared to move forward I think he's -- -- -- -- -- vs Obama well armed honorable yet.
I don't want what President Obama -- -- -- -- issues so much and so senate floor opposed.
He is -- 30000 troops in Afghanistan our post is extending the tax cuts for the wealthy.
I thought those were -- Paul.
We have a choice -- that -- given the dynamics of the house of senator golf course you have a -- you didn't get anything for.
And he did he eat knuckle and cost so America a lot of money have a lot of principle to move to to do that.
And our our group.
Reservations about about -- Bill Maher show that really well Romney has changed positions moral from a reporter graphic movie who would benefit and last week during his PH saying well we kind of person restart button he's gonna -- to -- yesterday -- -- -- well so so what what.
-- what Mitt Romney is going to emerge.
And in October -- listen.
The regrettable playing American politics is that the people -- prepared for candidates.
-- -- with a win.
Unfortunately there are you leaning toward voting for Barack Obama.
-- I'm upright on.
And definitely vehemently and the -- liberal and our normal -- to take a look at the situation -- -- the around the -- content.
Well lots right it's a virtual certainty at this time of less so.
Almost as if there's actually -- -- -- anything else.
Well -- I think veterans.
How does Obama let's say it is also would you say that regardless of which would you vote that is very likely if it is running Obama Obama gets a second -- Well.
The way the situation looks now -- so.
Between march and November is a lifetime.
You've seen in a loss of ups and downs you've got -- -- international situation with what's happened here are wrong.
-- -- is very young very -- and so many respects.
-- what are health -- should the Supreme Court.
Vote with the Obama administration does that help America.
The Supreme Court should uphold the law because -- constitution.
You think -- is no I didn't say that understood -- citizenship.
-- that's more analysis engine war group.
Chair of the Judiciary Committee and participated in the confirmation hearings of every one of the nine justices I think -- is a legitimate exercise some.
Will they do it.
The court is very ideological.
There are far Republicans are from the -- five justices.
Nominated by Republican presidents and -- -- Democrat and conventional wisdom is.
The -- over clear unconstitutional.
A question -- can really.
There's a memorable with no might get the care of the -- of luxurious things swing vote doing the right thing to you think and I'm -- I don't understand you think they're gonna say it's unconstitutional I think the odds were met favor.
For about it's.
Only speculation at this point in hindsight you you supportive of Alito and Roberts direct do you have any regrets about supporting -- I made the right decision at the time national more I knew.
I'm shared publicly emotional floor of the disappointing.
With what they have done contract -- of -- they testified to Robert show promise not to jewel -- system.
Not to follow precedents.
Follow congressional five point -- Alito.
Then in Citizens United when the supreme carrier court came down with afterwards his decision allowing corporations and unions to make unlimited.
Both Roberts and -- don't know 100 new.
Not two not too happy about having presided over there nominations as chairman.
Movement along and have that result if you had that -- in the would you supportive of them Hamas still re thinking real or Obama prepared -- -- -- interesting.
And we consider running for office again -- -- would you do it at another time.
Martin never say never.
Somebody young -- here you know well somebody asked me than their front consider running again unless look at my birth certificate.
And the -- responded to respond a little little little thing like that Buffy what happens a war.
No that's that's true and then we you have a legitimate -- did he just like the president but I think he got that kind of humor you did very well I saw the video view of the healing and comical.
You should be very proud -- that you did you did.
Well we're oh I've done that why so I was invited to the celebrity comedy contest.
-- in Washington the prof five years ago during the holiday season and I decided to up.
From I have again have a little fun so you you let him finish this thing that you feel you have an article on and off -- -- -- -- launched -- several questions you know -- -- -- have a at the tip of aptitude for well I think you know you -- then the material as some of those jokes.
And -- of some of them.
Or adjustments -- -- some of more more personal story about -- confronting.
Fidel Castro but I don't know what about the -- it really just do whatever -- I'm a three person he would talk about Belfast for a moment.
And got to -- and consumption and I was one of the young warriors on the -- on commission investigating.
The assassination of president Kennedy -- the single bullet theory there was always speculation that Castro was involved because.
Oswald was on the fair play for Cuba committee so one -- -- said there.
Were you involved in the assassination of president Kennedy.
-- -- gruff to some -- what are the startled -- said no.
I'm Marxist not a fool.
And I thought to myself well you could be both.
-- that and that I also thought crossover if you're more finish that you spent stepped.
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